Health Office Professional
30 Credits | 1 Year
Ashland*, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*, Superior*, Online
*Combination of Online, Your Choice or On Site instruction
Career Cluster: Business Management
With the Health Office Professional degree, you can enter the high-demand field of healthcare. There are many career opportunities in hospitals, clinics (medical, vision, chiropractic and dental), insurance companies, rehabilitation facilities and skilled nursing facilities. Simulated on-the-job training helps you apply what you have learned in the medical office environment.
The Health Office Professional (HOP) technical diploma combines medical office skills with computer skills to prepare you for employment on the administrative side of healthcare working in physician’s offices, clinics, hospitals, nursing homes and other health organizations.
Health Office Professional graduates will be able to:
- Perform routine healthcare administrative procedures
- Demonstrate effective workplace communications
- Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks
- Maintain internal and external relationships
- Model professionalism
Health Office Professional is one of the fastest growing occupations in the healthcare industry. Today’s in-demand frontline and nonclinical healthcare workers are projected to add more than 2 million job openings this decade.
Learn by doing.
Flexible scheduling and start dates.
Health Office Professional classes are offered on all four campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior) and Online. Take classes Online, Your Choice, or On-Site instruction.
Graduates of the Health Office Professional technical diploma will also earn a technical diploma in Healthcare Receptionist with the option to continue your education to earn the Medical Billing Specialist technical diploma and the Medical Administrative Professional associate degree.
Simulated on-the-job training helps you apply what you have learned in a medical office environment.
You can register and attend classes on all four campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior) and Online.
Specific classes that provide training for the Health Office Professional are Medical Terminology, Introduction to Healthcare Documentation, Medical Office Procedures & Customer Service and Medical Office Administration.
Health Office Professional is Part of a Career Pathway
As a Health Office Professional student at Northwood Tech, you can earn credentials each step of the way!
You can start here and earn a credential.
Earn a technical diploma.
You can continue your education to earn an associate degree.
You can continue your education to earn your bachelor's degree.
Admissions and Tuition
Northwood Tech has an easy admission process that can be completed in one visit. Please see the details under the "Requirements and Application" section to get started.
Tuition and Fees
Northwood Tech breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work-study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits, and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2023-24*
Health Office Professional
30 Credits | 1 year
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the Northwood Tech Health Office Professional Program
Upon completion of the program, you will earn technical diplomas in Healthcare Receptionist and Health Office Professional. Continue your education at Northwood Tech into the Medical Administrative Professional associate degree.